Day: March 24, 2022

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Thunderhead design chosen for National LGBTQ2+ Monument in Ottawa

A plant-filled park with a glittering thunder sculpture at its center is the winning design for a new monument in Ottawa to honor the victims of its LGBTQ2+ purge. The National LGBTQ2+ Monument is a partnership between the federal government and the LGBT Purge Fund, which was created following the settlement of a class action […]

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Entertainment

The growth of drag on PEI an inclusive experience for all, say fans and artists

Blake Caissie is the first to say that when it comes to performing in drag, it’s go big or go home, and he’s always up for putting on a powerful show. Caissie is fairly new to hanging out, but he’s one of the islanders trying to make the scene bigger on PEI and give plenty […]

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Prince William expresses ‘deep sorrow’ for slavery visit to Jamaica, but offers no apology

Prince William expressed his ‘deep sorrow’ for slavery during a visit to Jamaica, although he did not issue an apology demanded by protesters who are also demanding reparations for Britain’s role in the slave trade. William, second in line to the throne, made the comments during a dinner in Kingston, Jamaica’s capital. He echoed the […]

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Horse-riding goat a hit on farm in Kootenay, B.C.

Aimee Kootnikoff was surprised to look around her West Kootenay farm one day and see a goat riding a horse. Kootnikoff runs the family farm Kootenay Acres in Krestova, about 26 kilometers west of Nelson, British Columbia. She says that about two months ago she discovered her goat, Arret, standing on the back of one […]

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A new awards show dedicated to black talent will air on CBC in September

The first Black Academy Legacy Awards have found a venue and air date. Canada’s award show dedicated to black talent will be held at Toronto History’s live event space and will air September 25 on CBC and CBC Gem. The academy says the 90-minute live show, in partnership with Insight Productions, will include performances, tributes […]

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The lifestyle of the largest carnivorous dinosaur revealed by its bone density

Spinosaurus, the largest known carnivorous dinosaur, and its closest relatives have long baffled scientists trying to understand how these unusual water-loving beasts lived their lives and hunted their prey. Did they wade through rivers and lakes like a heron? Or did they swim underwater like a hippopotamus or a croc? It turns out the answer […]

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‘I regret going’: Protester says he spent all his savings to support ‘Freedom Convoy’

A protester who joined the so-called Freedom Convoy, which occupied downtown Ottawa for much of February, says he regrets taking part after losing $13,000 and his home to protest something he has never really “taken a stand” on. “I regret going there,” said Martin Joseph Anglehart, who spoke to CBC via Zoom from Hope, B.C. […]

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2 BC teens win golden ticket to American Idol

Two British Columbia teenagers are on their way to Hollywood after winning gold tickets in their first auditions for the American Idol reality TV singing competition. Eshan Sobti, 17, from Mission in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, sang half a man by Dean Lewis to judges Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, earning […]

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Ontario to Toughen Penalties for Developers Who Violate Ethics Rules

Doug Ford’s government is set to crack down on developers who unjustifiably cancel or raise the price of pre-construction sales deals, CBC News has learned. The province will unveil proposals on Thursday to increase fines for home and condominium developers who break Ontario’s rules for the sector, and open the door to suspending offenders’ licenses […]

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Anti-poverty groups question logic of Quebec’s $500 payout

Quebec’s pre-election budget had a clear and immediate benefit for 6.4 million people: an extra $500 in their pocket. Anyone earning $100,000 or less after taxes — about 94% of taxpayers — qualifies for the money. That’s $3.2 billion in total. The payment, announced Tuesday in Premier Francois Legault’s final budget ahead of the provincial […]

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